water crisis

Odisha's rural areas in the verge of acute water scarcity

Despite implementation of various schemes like Basudha and Jal Jeevan Mission, safe drinking water continues to elude many rural areas of Ganjam and Gajapati districts.

published on : 20th June 2022

Delhi residents face acute water shortages, wait for months for supply 

Instead of finding permanent solutions, the government has been putting the blame on the Haryana government for not releasing adequate water in Yamuna river.

published on : 15th June 2022

16 years later, Odisha's Khairi-Bhandan pipeline irrigation project hangs fire  

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced the project to take shape on the confluence of rivers Khairi and Bhandan near Ramtirtha crocodile park in Jashipur. 

published on : 5th June 2022

Basic amenities continue to elude villagers in Kandhamal

Phiringia block is a case in point. In Gagadapadar village under Sumerbandh panchayat, basic amenities elude the residents.

published on : 8th May 2022

As mercury soars, water crisis haunts villages across Odisha

Meanwhile, Turekela BDO Debashish Samantroy  said he has formed a team to deal with the water crisis situation of the block.

published on : 24th April 2022

Malkangiri district in Odisha reels under water scarcity as summer hits

Sources said attempts were made to dig up 25 tube-wells in the village since last year but were unsuccessful.

published on : 18th April 2022

Water crisis back to haunt Gajapati, Rayagada villages

Nothing can be more paradoxical than the government claiming water sufficiency in the state while villagers in southern districts continuing to struggle for every drop. 

published on : 16th April 2022

Karnataka in water crisis: Deve Gowda

We are in a crisis fighting for every drop of our water, and there is no question of letting farmers down. Let any party invite me for a struggle on water issues. I am ready to take part in it.” 

published on : 13th April 2022

Post panchayat polls, 50 villages hit by water crisis

The women folk of the eight panchayats, who walk more than two kilometre to nearby villages to fetch clean drinking water, have started a stir demanding immediate supply of water.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Road blockade in Odisha's Jajpur to protest potable water crisis

The agitators alleged that they have to wait for hours to fetch drinking water from the lone tube-well in the village.

published on : 23rd March 2022

Road and water projects turn election concerns in Baripada, Odisha 

For long, locals have been urging for a ring road for Baripada town to control  frequent floods in Budhabalanga river.

published on : 5th March 2022

Drowning in Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s yearly water crisis

Since 2015, the year of the terrible floods, the city administration has tried to build storm water drains in flood-prone areas. But the Adyar and Cooum are yet to be unclogged.

published on : 20th November 2021

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai to other states: Give us our share of water

It is inevitable for southern states to work with the true spirit of cooperative federalism as enunciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the states are geographically interconnected.

published on : 15th November 2021

UN report warns of global water crisis amid climate change

Among the actions recommended by the report were better warning systems for flood- and drought-prone areas that can identify, for example, when a river is expected to swell.

published on : 6th October 2021

Pandemic, government officials keep water-related research in limbo at IIT Delhi

IIT-Delhi had joined hands with UK Research and Innovation and Global Challenges Research Fund on a five-year project, costing Rs 247 crore,  to develop new approaches to tackle challenges.

published on : 26th August 2021
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